FCV Academy heads to Sweden

Thirteen of FCV Academy’s current set of students are heading for Scandinavia this weekend, to spend 15 days with professional clubs Lindsdals IF and Kalmar FF.

The work experience trip aims to provide FCV players with the opportunity to experience full-time football within a completely different environment and culture to what they are used to.

The trip has been made possible thanks to European commission funding and their Erasmus+ funding programme, which aims to develop sport throughout Europe.

The trip follows the Academy’s successful visit to Belgium last year in which players had an enjoyable stay and three were picked up by clubs out there. Sheldon Lindesay and Lucas Panayi signed deals, while Stephen Pennington unfortunately missed out through injury.

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Academy Director Martin Harris helped to arrange the trip for the squad and is excited for the opportunities that could arise from the visit.

“The placement in Sweden will enable our players to gain valuable experience,” he explained.

“It will develop their skills and give them the tactical awareness of football in another country, as well as having a platform to showcase their skills to professional clubs in Sweden.

“We are extremely grateful to Lindsdals IF and Kalmar FF for all the support they have given us to allow our players this opportunity. I must also thank the Erasmus+ programme for enabling so many projects across Europe, enabling participants to gain vital experience.”

The squad will train twice a day throughout their visit, splitting their time between the two clubs’ youth and Under-21 sides.

Jonathan Taylor, assistant manager of Lindsdals, is the man at the other end in Sweden and has helped to arrange FCV’s visit, and they seem just as excited there as we are here.

“The players will get to experience Swedish life,” he explained. “They’ll experience the professional life here in south-east Sweden both professionally and culturally through training, educational speeches, and the activities.

“They will also showcase their skills to the professional clubs.”

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For further information on the FCV International Football Academy courses please contact:

+44 (0)1933 420000 (option 1)


We also hold regular Open Days at the Academy in Stamford.

For more detailed information on how to join the FCV International Football Academy you can check out our student guide, our FAQ or read our Academy Prospectus.



FCV International Football Academy also offer short courses designed to give players an experience of what life is like at the Academy. All short courses are fully residential using the same boarding house accommodation as the full-time Academy players, and optional extras such as English Language lessons can be provided.



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